A week or so ago US Democratic senator Wendy Davis stood in Texas state parliament and spoke for thirteen hours non-stop – THIRTEEN HOURS – in order to prevent an anti-abortion measure becoming law. Whatever you think of her politics that was an impressive feat. Bizarrely, one of the most commented on aspects of her performance was the fact she wore pink running shoes during her marathon speech. After news of her deed spread the trainers became the bestselling shoe on Amazon.com, lol.
The Magician is a figure of power and what Wendy achieved was a powerful act. She single-handedly prevented a piece of legislation from becoming law (for a few weeks at least). But another significant aspect of The Magician card is the focus on the tools he uses to do his job. In the picture you can see them centre stage on the table: a wand, sword, cup and pentacle. Wendy’s runners were one of the tools she used to help herself stay aloft until the legislative session was timed out. You know you’re in Magician territory when a pair of hot pink runners become an internet icon.
I think she’s a legend. What about you?